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Offline mweaver

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Re: Pirates!
« Reply #30 on: February 26, 2017, 10:36:46 PM »
It all looks very promising.

Hope your recovery is swift!

-Michael

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Re: Pirates!
« Reply #31 on: February 26, 2017, 11:21:27 PM »
Hope your recovery is swift!

-Michael

Thanks. I've been back at work for a month now and everything seems ok. Time will tell.

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Re: Pirates!
« Reply #32 on: February 28, 2017, 08:04:08 PM »
Here's my 3D printed gallows.





3D printing info here:
http://www.matakishi.net/3d-printing.html

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Re: Pirates!
« Reply #33 on: February 28, 2017, 08:25:14 PM »

Matakishi, it's a very nice model, and the brushwork is perfect!  :-*

3D printing is already shaping the future of the hobby! ;)

WARNING: 3D Printing can be ADDICTIVE!  lol
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Re: Pirates!
« Reply #34 on: February 28, 2017, 09:03:14 PM »
This is looking like a marvellous new project, I shall be following with great interest.


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Re: Pirates!
« Reply #35 on: February 28, 2017, 11:42:39 PM »
3D printing is already shaping the future of the hobby! ;)

Just like a few years back I stated it would, and nobody believed me  lol
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Re: Pirates!
« Reply #36 on: March 01, 2017, 12:42:54 AM »
Just like a few years back I stated it would, and nobody believed me  lol

Argonor, that's one of the setbacks on being a visionary! ;)

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Re: Pirates!
« Reply #37 on: March 02, 2017, 02:35:59 AM »
Argonor, that's one of the setbacks on being a visionary! ;)

I don't think I'm particularly visionary, but I have seen the raise of computers from wall-sized pocket calculators over personal computers to hand-held devices, and the Development from needle printers to affordable color laser printers, with prices plummeting while the tech-level sky-rocketed.

Technical development is basically exponential, with the time from invention to general adaption by the market getting shorter and shorter for each new gadget, so it was not that hard to predict.

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Re: Pirates!
« Reply #38 on: March 02, 2017, 08:57:03 AM »
I like the gallows. Excellent stuff :-*
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Re: Pirates!
« Reply #39 on: March 12, 2017, 02:58:20 PM »
3D printed boats.





No miniatures for scale, sorry. The large boat's over 20cm long. I added some PVC tube so I could attach magnets for removable masts.
The sails are also printed which is a godsend for me, I hate making and attaching paper or cloth sails.

Edit: Found a picture with a miniature.

« Last Edit: March 12, 2017, 04:27:25 PM by matakishi »

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Re: Pirates!
« Reply #40 on: March 12, 2017, 06:51:09 PM »
I have found myself browsing Thingiverse lately... I feel an indent in my savings approaching...

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Re: Pirates!
« Reply #41 on: March 12, 2017, 07:01:28 PM »
I have found myself browsing Thingiverse lately... I feel an indent in my savings approaching...

I've bought a second printer :)

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Re: Pirates!
« Reply #42 on: March 12, 2017, 07:08:32 PM »
Very nice, Paul.

Would I be right to assume, that, over time, even factoring in the cost of the 3D printer plus the material for 3D printing, it works out cheaper than resin buildings?

I guess you'd have to print a lot of scenery though, to recoup the cost of the hardware?

Or is it just that there's more choice of 3D printable buildings?

Thanks  :)

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Re: Pirates!
« Reply #43 on: March 12, 2017, 07:09:17 PM »
I am thinking of buying one; they look too handy. Unfortunately I have no idea what I should be looking for.

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Re: Pirates!
« Reply #44 on: March 12, 2017, 07:26:38 PM »
Very nice, Paul.

Would I be right to assume, that, over time, even factoring in the cost of the 3D printer plus the material for 3D printing, it works out cheaper than resin buildings?

I guess you'd have to print a lot of scenery though, to recoup the cost of the hardware?

Or is it just that there's more choice of 3D printable buildings?

Thanks  :)


The cost per item in materials is minimal, really minimal, pennies.
The cost of the machine is not much, about the same as a console and a game (maybe 2 games).
I get great enjoyment from watching it produce stuff. I also like shopping for free stuff to download and print, it costs nothing and it scratches that retail therapy itch (a bit like browsing for free apps). I've bought far fewer miniatures this year because of this, almost none in fact.

I've had my new machine for 4 days and I've printed (once the current job is done) 36 items. In a couple of months I'll have printed, what? 400 items? (easily, it's addictive) Costing them out to accommodate the £400 the machine cost makes them each £1.00 more expensive. That means that large boat and its sail costs £1.70 instead of £0.70 in materials.
How much is a resin boat? More than £0.70 certainly. After that two months is up the printer's paid for itself and we're back to pennies again.

It's not the be-all and end-all. There are lines on the prints and you have to pick what will work (wood texture hides the lines well) and what won't (smooth vehicles don't look good) but that's the way of things.

In case you missed it I have a thread here on my 3D sculpts
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=98364.0

And a couple of pages on my website detailing how I've got on with my printer and what's what:
http://www.matakishi.net/3d-printing-things.html

Hopefully they'll answer some questions
I'll be adding my thoughts on my new printer once I get some time.

 

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